Report: LeBron James wants Kevin Love to join Cavaliers


LeBron James has reportedly reached out to Kevin Love, and said he wants the two of them to play together, reports Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski.

This news comes on the same day that reports say the Cavaliers are now willing to trade No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins in a deal for Love. It’s believed a deal centered around Wiggins would entice the Minnesota Timberwolves enough to finally move Love, who’s entering the final year of his contract.

Cavaliers coach David Blatt had said previously the team didn’t plan to trade Wiggins, but acquiring Love to put alongside James and Kyrie Irving could accelerate Cleveland’s chances of winning a championship.

With Cleveland reportedly willing to put Wiggins in a deal, and James expressing his desire to play with Love, it may place the Cavaliers as the front-runners to acquire Love. Previously, it seemed the Golden State Warriors may acquire Love, but up to this point they’ve been extremely hesitant to include shooting guard Klay Thompson in a deal. For Minnesota, that’s been a deal-breaker.

Also consider, James is only playing on a two-year contract, with an opt out after this upcoming season. FOX Sports Ohio’s Sam Amico insisted when James signed the deal, “he’s a Cav long term.”

While it likely is a financial move, as a new collective bargaining agreement is coming, and new television deals as well, the Cavaliers likely don’t want James on the free agent market again. If James wants to play with Love, it’ll likely benefit the Cavaliers to acquire him.

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  • ResignCorona

    lebron wants to make sure that whoever he plays with they would be a championship contender outright.

  • MyTribe

    Cavs should consider trading Lebron James. If they can pick up a couple of can’t miss prospects, when they are added in with Wiggins, Irving, Waiters, they would have a dynasty for years to come that might only be two years away.

  • guest

    Love will stay with the timberwolves after he meets with the cav’s. or he will go to boston but only if he doesnt go to meet with the cav’s. either way the cav’s dont get love. leFLOP wont work with Love.

  • James Kearns

    that be great trading him to parker and duncun leopeon then when this contract is up sigh james next year